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Study Finds Maryland Freshwater Fish Species In Peril
Nearly one out of four native freshwater fish species in Maryland have very low populations and are at risk from continued habitat degradation, according to a new study to be released at the Maryland Streams Symposium, Aug. 10-13. Sponsored by the DNR, this four-day symposium is open to the public and will feature results from the statewide Maryland Biological Stream Survey conducted in 12,000 miles of streams and rivers from 2000 through 2004.
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July 21, 2005
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